Events & Opportunities

October 20, 2018

Conversation Project: Why DIY? Self-sufficiency and American Life

This conversation investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before. How might the “new industrial revolution” of tinkerers and crafters affect American schools and workplaces?

3:00 p.m., Astoria Public Library, Astoria

October 22, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

5:30 p.m., Port Orford Public Library, Port Orford

October 23, 2018

Conversation Project: The Space Between Us

Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

6:00 p.m., Hillsboro Shute Park Library, Hillsboro

October 24, 2018

Think & Drink with Eli Saslow

Join journalist Eli Saslow, author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist for a conversation about how white supremacist movements are born and how they gain power.

7:00 p.m., Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland

October 24, 2018

Conversation Project: What's the Purpose of Public Education?

Join facilitator Aimee Craig for a conversation that explores the extent to which our various—and sometimes conflicting—ideals about the purpose of public education align with what is happening in our schools.

6:30 p.m., Columbia Grange #267, Corbett

October 25, 2018

Conversation Project: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

How Relationships Affect the Places We Live

7:00 p.m., Silver Falls Library, Silverton

October 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees:

Stewarding Our Public Forests

6:30 p.m., Siskiyou Field Institute, Selma

October 29, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era.

1:00 p.m., PCC Rock Creek Campus, Portland

November 1, 2018

Facilitation Training (FULL)

This two-day training will help you strengthen your skills in planning and facilitating conversations on issues you care about within your organization or in the broader community.

, Oregon Humanities, Portland

November 3, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be American?

Join this conversation led by facilitator Ellen Knutson to share your ideas about what it means to be American and hear others’ ideas, to identify differences and points of connection that may lead us toward the ideal stated in our nation’s motto: E pluribus unum, out of many, one.

2:00 p.m., Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans, Kerby